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Meet Alexi David:Cypriot-American composer and bassist Alexi David grew up in Brooklyn's Park Slope neighborhood. His group, Alexi David's Patriot Act, has created the first fusion with jazz and the Greek sounds of rembetika. David is also adept on bouzouki, baglama and piano. He is a scholar on the music of the late Charles Mingus, and has worked extensively with Terry Waldo, Jose James, The Fat Cat Big Band, Junior Mance and many others. Being Nellie McKay's regular bassist, he naturally lives with two cats. He is currently hard at work researching for forgotten and never performed Mingus ...

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Take Five With Alexi David

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Meet Alexi David: My name is Alexi David, and I'm a composer/double-bassist/human.

I was born in Cyprus, and raised in Park Slope, Brooklyn, before the evil strollers descended.

I had a stunted growth as a young musician because I was (am?) a drug addict. I'm much better now, but still continue to fight.

After rehab in Cyprus, I resumed playing Double Bass (after a hiatus of years), and I moved back to NYC in August 2005. I became a full-time college student. I have also taught music and helped other young people at The Door, a youth center in SoHo. ...



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